In the statement made by the British government, it was stated that 3,000 Ukrainians who came to England due to the war will be provided with tickets to participate in the song contest to be held in Liverpool this year.
In addition, in the statement, it was noted that 10 million pounds (225.4 million TL) of funds will be provided for the competition on behalf of Ukraine, which won the competition last year but could not host the competition due to the war.
In the statement, it was stated that the fund will be used to ensure the exhibition of Ukrainian culture at the event, as well as operational costs such as security and visas.
In the last Eurovison Song Contest, which was held for the 66th time last year, Ukraine won the first place and the UK representative, Sam Ryder, came second with the song “Space Man”.
Later, in the statement made on the Twitter account of the song contest, it was stated that although the “Kalush Orchestra” group representing Ukraine with their song “Stefania” won the contest, Ukraine would not be able to host the contest in 2023 due to the ongoing war environment in the country.
In the statement, it was stated that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the British broadcasting institution BBC agreed on the UK to organize the 2023 contest on behalf of Ukraine.